How is an ISAC independent?

The independent selection advisory committee (ISAC) works in partnership with the agency.

However, the committee operates under the powers of the Merit Protection Commissioner (Regulation 4.2), not the agency.

Each member:

  • signs a declaration of impartiality
  • determines candidate assessment processes and evidence
  • forms an independent judgement about candidates and cannot be directed.

The convenor has had special training in merit-based staff selection. The other 2 members also receive best-practice selection training.